Co-Modeling Process, Negotiations, and Power Relationships: Some Outputs From a MAB Project on the Island of Ouessant
|Author(s)||Levrel Harold1, 2, Etienne Michel3, Kerbiriou Christian4, Le Page Christophe5, Rouan Mathias6|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, Marine Econ Dept, UMR AMURE, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : Museum Natl Hist Nat, UMR CERSP, Plouzane, France.
3 : INRA, Unite Ecodev, Avignon, France.
4 : Museum Natl Hist Nat, CERSP, UMR 5173, F-75231 Paris, France.
5 : UPR GREEN, Cirad, F-34000 Montpellier, France.
6 : Univ Bretagne Occidentale, Inst Univ Europeen Mer, Lab Geomer, Plouzane, France.
|Source||Society & Natural Resources (0894-1920) (Taylor & Francis), 2009-02 , Vol. 22 , N. 2 , P. 172-188|
|WOS© Times Cited||12|
|Keyword(s)||Power relationships, Participation, Multi agent system, Co modeling, Co adaptive management|
|Abstract||For many conservation scientists, interdisciplinarity and participation can be efficient in the management of biodiversity. For both methods, new tools and new participative processes such as the so-called co-modeling process are required. The key questions addressed in this article are how group dynamics shape the model and why certain perspectives dominate in a process designed to be democratic. It is necessary, therefore, in order to appreciate the design and the legitimacy of the model that has been co-constructed, to address the questions of both the stakeholders' interests and their status in the process. Our case study is a co-modeling program based in a French biosphere reserve. It enabled us to highlight the key role of the mediator who had to govern social relationships and translate disciplinary jargon into a common technical language through a list of co-modeling rules.|